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					APPENDIX A:




                   UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTES/CENTRES/GROUPS
                               ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2007


    Institute/Centre/Group:

                        National Centre for Groundwater Management


    Director’s name:              Noel Merrick
        Contact details           Phone: 95144881
                                  Email: nmerrick@uts.edu.au

    Supervisor’s name             Archie Johnston
       Contact details            Phone: 95142599
                                  Email: archie@eng.uts.edu.au

    Date of Report                11 July 2007




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                                          A. Institute/Centre/Group Profile

    A.1 Mission

      The Centre is committed to advancing groundwater knowledge and providing a
      high quality, relevant and sustainable service to industry, government, the
      profession and the community. Staff members are dedicated to excellence in
      research, teaching and consultancy and plan to grow professionally in the context
      of the Centre’s operations.




    A.2 Overall Institute/Centre/Group Objectives
       • Outline the objectives of your Institute/Centre/Group

          1.    To conduct strategic applied research that is relevant to Industry and Community
                needs both in Australia and overseas.
          2.    To advance fundamental groundwater knowledge.
          3.    To foster research links with professionals overseas and encourage technology
                transfer.
          4.    To maintain a range of quality educational products that assist with the growth of
                the Profession and service the employment market: Postgraduate degrees,
                Diplomas, Courses, International Training Contracts, other programs.
          5.    To provide a high standard consultancy service to Industry, Government and the
                Community at market competitive rates both in Australia and Internationally.
          6.    To maintain independence and integrity in consultancy work.
          7.    To conduct co-operative joint ventures with Industry and Government agencies in
                the fields of research, teaching and consultancy in Australia and overseas.
          8.    To play a leading role in internationalising groundwater management research,
                education and consultancy including helping others to establish similarly focussed
                groups that are culturally relevant and institutionally compatible.
          9.    To achieve a high standard of communication within the Centre, and with external
                parties.
          10.   To carry out all functions of the Centre’s operations in a financially viable manner
                that will result in the long-term sustainability of the business.
          11.   To develop appropriate management and financial systems that facilitate the
                efficient functioning of the Centre.
          12.   To provide opportunities for the professional development of staff and encourage
                career advancement that will lend a sense of purpose and job satisfaction.
          13.   To conduct the Centre’s business in support of and in harmony with the policies of
                UTS, and in particular those of the Faculties of Engineering and Science.




    A.3 Identify any changes or refinements to the Institute/Centre/ Group’s objectives
         that were developed during the year and the circumstances that led to the
         change or refinement.

      None




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                                            B.   Research Program

    B.1 Briefly describe the Institute/Centre/Group’s current research program
      The Centre has a three-fold platform of teaching, research and consultancy.
      As the Centre is self-funding, research has not been the primary focus. Our
      income streams in the past have been dominated by education and
      consultancy, but due to flagging income from these sources, our research
      program has expanded considerably.

      The Centre’s research program addresses any aspect of hydrogeology,
      particularly groundwater resource management, salinity, drainage, cotton
      catchments, site assessment, remediation of contaminated lands,
      environmental impact, novel geophysics, computer modelling, and software
      development.




    B.2 Identify any changes or refinements to the Institute/Centre/Group’s research
        program that were developed during the year and the circumstances that led to the
        change or refinement
      The Centre continued participation in two CRCs: Cotton Catchment Communities
      CRC; and CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the
      Environment (CARE). Both commenced late in 2005.

      The Centre completed two projects for the Cotton CRC by producing six research
      reports on groundwater knowledge and research gaps in the cotton-growing
      catchments of NSW and Queensland. Another project on coupled river-aquifer
      modelling proceeded with a funded PhD student. Applications to the Cotton CRC
      for a further four projects were all turned down.

      Administrative problems with CRC CARE head office in Adelaide continued. At
      the end of year, the Centre walked away from two operating projects due to
      failure to implement an agreement after two years for one project, and the loss of
      a funded PhD student half-way through the other project.

      The Centre participated with a number of partners in five bids to the newly-
      formed National Water Commission for groundwater research funding under its
      Raising National Water Standards Program. If all bids had been successful, the
      return to UTS would have been $2.3 million. In the event, all bids were rejected.
      Another joint proposal to ACARP for $1.2 million also was unsuccessful.

      An industrial consortium had expressed interest in funding a water reuse
      research program in the Botany Aquifer to be conducted jointly by NCGM and
      the Water Research Laboratory at UNSW, but this too was abandoned when the
      State government would not give in-principle agreement.

      Work continued on two research projects with IWERM staff (at Castlereagh NSW
      and Benalla Vic.).




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                            C. Summary of achievements over the past year

    C.1        Briefly describe the Institute/Centre/Group’s major research achievements
               during the year e.g. significant grants, publications, recognition, impact on
               the discipline.

      Objective               Action                  Person(s)                Evidence of success
                                                     responsible                  against agreed
                                                                              performance indicators
         8            Co-supervision of PhD       William Milne-            Letter of agreement
                      student at Khon Kaen        Home
                      University, Thailand
      1,2,7,9         Scoping studies on          Bryce Kelly, Noel         Research reports
                      research gaps in            Merrick, William Milne-
                      cotton growing              Home, Derek Yates,
                      catchments                  Boyd Dent
      1,2,3,4 and 7   Grant Applications:         Noel Merrick,             Grant applications in excess of
                      Cotton CRC,                 Bryce Kelly               $4m; all unsuccessful
                      National Water
                      Commission,
                      ACARP
             5,6      Contract research for Mt    Noel Merrick              Consultancy reports
                      Piper Power Station
                      Waste Disposal; Southern
                      Coalfield hydrogeology.

             2, 3     Peer reviewing of journal   Noel Merrick              Water Resources Research (1)
                      papers




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    C.2      Briefly describe the Institute/Centre/Group’s major non-research
             achievements during the year e.g. recognition, impact on the discipline.

      Objective               Action                   Person(s)          Evidence of success
                                                      responsible            against agreed
                                                                         performance indicators
           2,9        UTS/UNSW Reunion             Noel Merrick,       90 participants.
                      Symposium –                  Lorraine Dixon,
                      Hydrogeology Over The        Derek Yates, Bill
                      Years (UTS, 20 July). 20     Milne-Home
                      year milestone. Guest
                      speakers Malcolm Turnbull
                      & Michael Knight.
           2, 9       Television interview         Noel Merrick        ABC TV Catalyst (March 2007)
                      “Stormwater and waste
                      water recharge of aquifers
                      in Sydney and Perth”

           2, 9       Personal mention by MP       Noel Merrick        Hansard transcript
                      David Harris in NSW
                      Legislative Assembly
                      (Wallarah 2 Mine Project)
           2, 9       4 TV appearances, 17         Noel Merrick        Transcripts
                      Radio interviews, 16
                      Newspaper stories

           2, 9       Invited Speaker at Annual    Noel Merrick        Flyer
                      Conference for Land &
                      Environment Court judges

           2,9        Guest speaker on 3           Noel Merrick        Flyers
                      occasions to community &
                      professional groups

           2,9        Keynote speaker,             Noel Merrick        Flyer
                      Australian Water
                      Association conference

           2,9        UTSPEAKS Public Lecture Noel Merrick             Flyer
                      “Urban Groundwater – An
                      Emerging Issue”

          2,3,4,9     Guest lectures in 4 CGS      Noel Merrick        Course marketing material
                      short courses in Australia
                      and New Zealand

          2,6,9       Appointed by Planning        Noel Merrick        Media release
                      Minister Sartor to
                      “Strategic Inquiry into
                      Potential Coal Mining
                      Impacts in the Wyong LGA”

          2,6,9       Appointed by Planning        Noel Merrick        Media release
                      Minister Sartor to
                      “Independent Hearing and
                      Assessment Panel (IHAP) –
                      Somersby Fields Project”




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                                                D. Corporate Governance

    D.1         Describe how the Institute/Centre/Group is managed

      The Centre is managed by a Management Board consisting of the
      Dean of Engineering, the Dean of Science, and the Centre Director.

      The Centre is advised on strategic direction by a Technical Advisory
      Committee, comprised of three external members.

      The Centre Director reports directly to the Dean of Engineering.



  D.2.          Institute/Centre/Group’s Membership
  List the members of the Institute/Centre/Group (both internal and external to UTS where
  applicable) and provide the membership details as specified in the following table. Please
  include Visiting and Adjunct Professors if applicable.

   Category of        Title     Surname         First Name   Role (e.g.           Research Interest (if
   Membership                                                Director, Deputy     applicable)
   (e.g. Core,                                               Director,
   Associate,                                                Program
   Staff)                                                    Leader,
                                                             Research Staff,
                                                             etc)
   Staff              Assoc.    Merrick         Noel         A/Director           Computer modelling
                      Prof.

   Staff              Dr        Milne-          William      Senior Lecturer      Salinity,
                                Home                                              hydrogeology

   Staff              Dr        Kelly           Bryce        Senior Lecturer      Geostatistics,
                                                                                  geophysics

   Staff              Mr        Yates           Derek        Principal            Soil science,
                                                             Scientific Officer   hydrology
   Staff              Ms        Dixon           Lorraine     Administration
                                                             Officer




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  D.3 Identify any changes in membership during the year such as new staff and students,
      retirements, transfers and resignations

      Dr Bryce Kelly resigned in June 2006.

      Ms Lorraine Dixon took voluntary redundancy at the end of the year
      (extended to 17 January 2008).

      Dr Noel Merrick entered into a pre-retirement contract until 31
      December 2009.

      Dr Bill Milne-Home entered into a pre-retirement contract until 30
      June 2008.

      Mr Derek Yates entered into a fixed term contract until 31 December
      2009.




D4.        Management Committee

List the member of the Institute/Group/Centre’s Management Committee.

   Title    Surname       Organisational         Committee Role    Research Interest (if
                          Affiliation                              applicable)
   Mr       Williams      Department of Water    Chair             Hydrogeology
            (Michael)     and Energy

   Dr       Lawrence      University of          Member            Hydrogeology
            (Charles)     Melbourne
   Mr       Ross          Parsons Brinckerhoff   Member            Hydrogeology
            (John)




The Centre’s Acting Director wrote to the members of the Technical Advisory Committee on 17
December 2007 advising them of the UTS decision to disestablish the Centre on 31 December
2007. Accordingly the Technical Advisory Committee was being disbanded.




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                                        E.      Financial Management
    E.1 Please attach, labelled “Financial Summary for (insert name of Institute, Centre, Group)”, the
        Financial Report for your Institute/Centre/Group for the past year. This can be provided by your
        Faculty or Division’s FSU Management Accounting Liaison Contact. To confirm who this is see:
     http://www.fsu.uts.edu.au/pdfs/fsu_contacts_per_faculty.doc.

    E.2 Provide a narrative summary of the financial performance of the Institute/ Centre/Group over the
        year and expectations for 2008.

      This year, 2007, marked the 20th anniversary of NCGM (and its predecessor at UNSW).
      The event was celebrated with a full day symposium of technical presentations by
      graduates of the Centre , a reunion and a dinner, with Malcolm Turnbull and Michael
      Knight as guest speakers. The Centre started at UNSW in 1987 and transferred to UTS in
      1992. Ironically, 2007 also marked the Centre’s dissolution.

      The Centre wishes to place on record, in its final year of operation, some observations on the
      performance of NCGM that demonstrate that the financial plight of NCGM was beyond the
      control of staff members, and was imposed to a large degree by internal UTS practices.

      Over the 20 years of the Centre’s history (5 years at UNSW and 15 years at UTS), the following
      key outcomes have been achieved:
              171 graduates;
              $16.1m gross income
              290 research publications; and
              289 consultancy reports.

      The Centre’s problems are not due to falling student numbers. During 2007, 85 students were
      enrolled in NCGM courses, with 43 new students enrolling this year. In addition, 5 students
      participated in a new short course initiative. Student numbers have never been higher. The
      problem is in the dollar return per student that NCGM received.

      For the 14 years of operation at UTS from 1993 to 2006, the equivalent full-time (EFT) student
      load varied from 22.5 to 35.9 with an average of 27.6. The corresponding DEST income for the
      HECS-based graduate courses varied from $155k to $356k with an average of $258k. During
      2007, the estimated EFT load was 35.5 but the DEST payment to the Centre was only $135k. In
      the one year we achieved the equal highest EFT load on record, at the same time as the lowest
      return by UTS to the Centre.

      Figure 1 shows an increasing trend in the number of EFT students but a decreasing trend in the
      income received by NCGM for DEST teaching. There was an alarming drop in income in 2006
      despite an increase in EFT load from 25.1 to 28.7. The disparity between EFT and income was
      amplified in 2007.

      The financial return per EFT student shown in Figure 2 accentuates the anomalous behaviour
      commencing in 2006, when the amount per student dropped from $9,823 to $5,407. This trend
      worsened in 2007, with a per student return of only $3,800.




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                                   40                              Legend                                                     400000
                                   38                                Number of Students
                                                                     Teaching Income
                                   36




                                                                                                                                      TOTAL INCOME FOR DEST TEACHING ($)
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                                   30
      NUMBER of EFT STUDENTS




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                                             EFTSU AND DOLLARS NCGM 1993-2007.xls
                                    0                                                                                         100000

                                        1992        1994          1996           1998    2000    2002    2004     2006
                                       YEAR
      Figure 1. Declining teaching income trend at the same time as a rising trend in the number of
      equivalent full-time students.

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      INCOME PER EFT STUDENT ($)




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                                            1992       1994         1996         1998   2000    2002    2004    2006   2008
                                                                                        YEAR
      Figure 2. Fluctuations in the return per equivalent full-time student, with a severe decline in
      2006-2007.




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      Of particular damage to NCGM’s financial position has been the recalcitrance of the Faculty of
      Science, which owes $235k to NCGM. The UTS Executive has been made aware of this issue in
      each Annual Report for the last three years, in addition to a written complaint in 2006, but no
      effective action was ever taken to force the Science Faculty to act honourably. This is all the
      more hurtful when it is clear that NCGM operates by far the most successful postgraduate
      program for Science, and even markets and administers their Ecology and Groundwater Studies
      program with no help on their part.

      Due to the internal erosion of the Centre’s main source of income, NCGM suffered an overall
      loss of about $430k for the year (see Attachment 3). By comparison, NCGM made a net loss of
      $50k in 2006 across all accounts, offset by opening balances of $123k in research accounts.
      This compares with a net loss of $106k for 2005.

      Apart from the Net Profit and Research Income KPIs, good performance was achieved against
      most other established KPIs (see Section G). This included graduation of 5 HDR (4 PhD and 1
      ME) students, with no dollar return to NCGM. Fifteen coursework Masters and Graduate
      Diploma students graduated as well.




                                      F. University Wide Performance Indicators
F.1      Please list the Institute/Centre/Group’s Research Grant applications in 2007 and
         outcomes

 Chief Investigator            Project Title                  Grant Scheme                  Amount Requested
 (Surnames, First
 Names)
 N. Merrick, and Groundwater   Four projects                  Cotton CRC                    Approx. $500,000
 Imaging Pty Ltd.

 N. Merrick;                   Development and                ACARP                         $1,220,586
 Ecoseal Pty Ltd;              application of early warning
 Bureah of Rural Sciences;     indicators for assessing
 Dept Water & Energy;          mining impacts on stream-
 Hassall & Associates          aquifer interaction.


 N. Merrick;                   Mapping the location,          National Water Commission -   $1,735,000
 Bureau of Rural Sciences,     salinity and depth of          commissioned
 and Groundwater Imaging       aquifers connected to                                        ($420,000 to NCGM)
 Pty Ltd.                      Australian surface water
                               bodies




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F.2      Please list the Institute/Centre/Group’s Research Grant outcomes awarded in 2007

 Chief Investigator       Project Title              Grant Scheme          Outcome:        Amount
 (Surnames, First                                                          Successful/Pe   Awarded if
 Names)                                                                    nding/          Successful
                                                                           Rejected
 B. Kelly, N Merrick      Benchmarking               National Water        Rejected        $1,000,000
                          sustainable                Commission –
                          management of              Raising National                      ($710,000 to
                          groundwater quality and    Water Standards                       NCGM)
                          quantity for high water    Programme
                          use systems

 N. Merrick;              Groundwater                National Water        Rejected        Not divulged
 Bureau of Rural          Management Toolkit         Commission
 Sciences, and Ecoseal                                                                     ($850,000 to
 Developments Pty Ltd.                                                                     NCGM)


 N. Merrick;              Mapping the location,      National Water        Rejected        $1,735,000
 Bureau of Rural          salinity and depth of      Commission -
 Sciences, and            aquifers connected to      commissioned                          ($420,000 to
 Groundwater Imaging      Australian surface water                                         NCGM)
 Pty Ltd.                 bodies

 N. Merrick;              Blue Mountains Ecology     National Water        Rejected        Not divulged
 NSW Department of                                   Commission –
 Natural Resources                                   Raising National                      ($160,000 to
                                                     Water Standards                       NCGM)
                                                     Programme

 N. Merrick;              Lower Macquarie            NSW Department of     Rejected        Not divulged
 NSW Department of        Ecology                    Natural Resources –
 Natural Resources                                   internal funds                        ($160,000 to
                                                                                           NCGM)

 N. Merrick;              Development and            ACARP                 Rejected        $1,220,586
 Ecoseal Pty Ltd;         application of early
 Bureah of Rural          warning indicators for
 Sciences; Dept Water &   assessing mining
 Energy;                  impacts on stream-
 Hassall & Associates     aquifer interaction.

 N. Merrick, and          Four projects              Cotton CRC            Rejected        Approx. $500,000
 Groundwater Imaging
 Pty Ltd.




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F.3      Higher Degree Research Student Enrolments and Completions (in EFTSL)

                                                           2007                         2006
Commencements (Coursework)                              43 students                  26 students

Continuing (Coursework)                                 38 students                  34 students

                        EFTSL (Coursework)                 35.5**                          26.5*

Commencements (HDR)                                      1 student                    1 student

Continuing (HDR)                                         4 students                  6 students

                                EFTSL (HDR)                  3.0                           2.2*


Completions (HDR – PhD and Research                           5                             3
Masters)

Completions (Coursework Masters,                             15                             15
Grad.Dip.)
* Advised by Planning and Quality Unit, Nov.2006    ** Pro-rata estimate based on 2006 student numbers

F.4        Numbers of Publications Per DEST Categories (unweighted value)

                                                            2007                           2006
Books                                                        0                               0
Book Chapters                                                 1                             0
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles                                2                             0
Peer Reviewed Conference Papers                               2                             0

F.5        Other Outputs

                                                            2007                           2006*
Non DEST Publications                                        11                             15**
Referred Designs                                              0                             0
Major Creative Works                                         53                            52***
      * See Attachment 1 and Attachment 2
      ** Includes non-refereed journals, conference papers, abstracts, research reports,
      *** Includes consultancy reports, media events, invited talks.


F.6        Commercial Activities

               Not Applicable                               2005                       2006
Disclosures
Licences
Options
Assignments of IP
Patents
Start Up Companies




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                         G.    Institute/Centre/Group Performance Indicators

        Report on the Institute/Centre/Group’s performance utilising any Performance Indicators
        adopted by the Institute/Centre/Group.

        Category                         Measure                    Actual KPI *          Target KPI
        Research            Publications & research                       16                 12-15
                            documents per year

                            Conference presentations per year             3                    10
                            Annual grant income                        $101k               $350,000
                            Operating contracts                           13                   10
     Consultancy***         Reports per year                              7                    15
                            Annual gross consultancy                   $115k             $100k-$150k
                            (excluding GST)
                            National industry contracts                   9                    15

                            International industry contracts              0                     1
       Education            Graduates per year                            20                   10
                            Enrolled students                             85                   75
                            EFTSL (postgraduate)                       35.5**                25-30
                            EFTSL (undergraduate)                         0                     4
                            Full fee overseas students                    12                    4
        Finance             Net profit                             -$429k (operating      $30k-$50k
                                                                     and research)

                            Accrued reserves                       $92k (research).      $100k-$200k
                                                                    No carryover
                                                                     (operating)
    * Note: these KPIs are achieved with a vacancy in 1.5 academic positions
    ** Pro-rata estimate based on 2006 student numbers
    *** Most consulting effort went into client meetings and teleconferences without a formal report.




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                          H.       Higher Degree Research Student Supervision

        Identify in the following table the students whose primary supervisors are members of the
        Institute/Centre/Group and who by the nature of their research projects are aligned with the
        research program of the Institute/Centre/Group.

       Name             Degree      Internatio   Year   Year        Supervisor   Subject of Research
       (Surname,        Enrolled    nal/Local    Com    Comple      (Surname,
       First Name)                               menc   ted (if     First
                                                 ed     applicab    Names)
                                                        le)
                                                                    MILNE-       Impacts of Coal Mining on
                                                 1999   Submitte                 Groundwater Systems in the
       MACKIE, Colin    C02032       Local              d 2007
                                                                    HOME,        Upper Hunter Valley – A
                                                                    William      Predictive Analysis
                                                                                 Resistivity Imaging and Sounding
       SWAID, Fathi                 Internati    2003   Submitte    KELLY,       for Mapping and Monitoring Water
                        C02014                          d 2007                   and Salt Movement in the Vadose
       Ali                          onal                            Bryce
                                                                                 Zone
                                                        Submitte                 The Optimisation of Ground-
                                                        d 2005;                  Based Electromagnetics for
                                                 1995               MERRICK,     Engineering and
       YONG, John       C02032       Local              failed to
                                                                    Noel         Environmental Applications
                                                        re-submit
                                                        2007
                                                                                 Complex Resistivity
                                                 2006   Withdrew                 Measurements of Interactions
                                                                    KELLY,       between Organic Chemicals
       YE, Ke           C02014      Local        Sem.   Nov.
                                                                    Bryce        and Sediments
                                                 2      2007

                                                                                 Cox’s Creek Coupled Surface
                                                 2007                            water/ Groundwater Model
                                                                    MERRICK,     (Upper Namoi Study)
       NEJEM, Jamal     C02014      Local        Sem.
                                                                    Noel
                                                 1




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I.         International Research Linkages

     I.1    Identify the Institute/Centre/Group’s current international research linkages by
            completing the following table. A Linkage could be any association, collaboration
            or partnership to work on a research program

Name of              Principal City    Purpose of the      Enabling               Comments
international        and Country of    Linkage             agreement eg
partner e.g.         Partner                               MOU, Contract,
Industry, Govt,                                            joint
Foundation                                                 publication
Great Manmade        Benghazi, Libya   Research training   Enrolment; joint       To date NCGM has had 29
River Authority                                            publications           research graduates from
                                                                                  Libya

A/Prof Shu-Guang     Michigan USA      Visualisation       Informal; letters of   Software used for teaching
Li & Dr Qun Liu,                       software            support
Michigan State
University
Aarhus University    Aarhus, Denmark   Geophysical         Informal
Hydrogeophysics                        instrumentation
Group                                  and software
Land                 Bangkok,          Collaboration on    Contract               Completed early 2005
Development          Thailand          ACIAR salinity
Department                             project
National Research    Bangkok,          PhD supervision     Letter of request      Since May 2006
Center for           Thailand
Environmental and
Hazardous Waste
Management
James                Pennsylvania,     Software            Contract; joint        CRC CARE project
Rumbaugh,            USA                                   publication
Environmental
Simulations
International Inc.

Alan Laase, A. D.    Colorado, USA     Software            Contract; joint        CRC CARE project
Laase Hydrologic                                           publication
Consulting




     I.2    Identify the Institute/Centre/Group’s proposed international research linkages by
            completing the following table

Name of              Principal City    Purpose of the      Enabling               Comments
international        and Country of    Linkage             agreement eg
partner              Partner                               MOU, Contract,
                                                           joint
                                                           publication
No longer relevant




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  I.3       Identify any significant events or activities during the year that have enhanced the
            international recognition of the Institute/Centre/Group e.g. Awards, Publicity,
            Conference participation, etc.

        N. Merrick was one of two Australian members of the Scientific Committee for the
        “MODFLOW and More 2008: Ground Water and Public Policy” conference to be held in
        Golden, Colorado, in May 2008. (This is the primary international conference on groundwater
        modelling held two-yearly.) NCGM was a co-sponsor of the event.

        NCGM hosted a visit by Dr Kwang-Jun Choi and two colleagues from the Office of
        Environmental Geology, Korea Rural Community & Agriculture Corporation (30 November).

        N. Merrick delivered 3 lectures at the “Second New Zealand Groundwater Modelling School”
        short course, organised by Flinders University Centre for Groundwater Studies, at Wellington,
        New Zealand.

        N. Merrick finished a 5-year term as Associate Editor, Hydrogeology Journal (published
        Germany).

        W. Milne-Home co-supervised a PhD student at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. This led to a
        publication submitted to Journal of Applied Sciences. (Published 2008)

        W. Milne-Home presented papers at conferences in Egypt and Austria.

        International students at NCGM in 2006 came from Libya, India, Bangladesh, Philippines,
        China and Colombia.




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                                         J.         Australian Research Linkages

J.1      Identify the Institute/Centre/Group’s current Australian research linkages by
         completing the following table.

Name of Australian      Principal City        Purpose of the          Enabling          Comments
partner e.g.                                  Linkage                 agreement eg
Industry, Govt,                                                       MOU,
Community Group                                                       Contract, joint
                                                                      publication
Aqua Nova Pty Ltd       Sydney                Investigating the       Contract          UTS Industry Link Seeding
                                              effectiveness of new                      grant
                                              drainage technology
Dr Mark Silburn,        Toowoomba             Coupled surface-        Cotton CRC
Queensland                                    water groundwater       joint grant
Department of Natural                         models
Resources and Mines
Dr Barry Croke,         Canberra              Coupled surface-        Cotton CRC
Australian National                           water groundwater       joint grant
University                                    models
Dr Willem Vervoort,     Sydney                Coupled surface-        Cotton CRC
University of Sydney                          water groundwater       joint grant
                                              models
Dawit Berhane,          Gunnedah              Coupled surface-        Cotton CRC
NSW Department of                             water groundwater       joint grant
Water & Energy                                models
(DWE)
Dr Des McGarry,         Toowoomba             QLD groundwater         Cotton CRC
Queensland                                    investigations          joint grant
Department of Natural
Resources and Mines
DWE                     Parramatta            Mentoring of            Informal
                                              modellers
DWE                     NSW                   NSW groundwater         Cotton CRC
                                              investigations          contract
Mr Ross Brodie,         Canberra              Groundwater             NWC proposals
Bureau of Rural                               management tools;
Sciences                                      resistivity imaging

Dr Jay Punthakey,       Sydney                Sustainability          Proposals         NCGM PhD graduate
Ecoseal                                       indicators; modelling
Developments
Dr David Allen,         Perth                 River imaging           Grant             NCGM PhD graduate
Groundwater Imaging                                                   applications




  J.2. Identify the Institute/Centre/Group’s proposed Australian research linkages by
       completing the following table.

Name of                 Principal City        Purpose of the          Enabling          Comments
Australian                                    Linkage                 agreement
partner                                                               eg MOU,
                                                                      Contract,
                                                                      joint
                                                                      publication
No longer relevant




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J.3      Identify the Institute/Centre/Group’s current Australian industry linkages by
         completing the following table.

Client                                          Location          Type
Sydney Ports Corporation                        Sydney          Consultancy
Orica Australia                                 Botany          Consultancy
Wilpinjong Coal                                 Mudgee          Consultancy
Helensburgh Coal                                Helensburgh     Consultancy
Resource Strategies                             Brisbane        Consultancy
Department of Environment (federal)             Canberra        Consultancy
Department of Planning                          Sydney            Panels
Department of Water & Energy                    NSW              Research
Aqua Nova                                       Bowral/Hobart    Research




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                                      K.        Researcher Development

        Identify any initiatives the Institute/Centre/Group has undertaken during the year to develop
        the expertise and competitiveness of its researchers and research students e.g. grant
        writing, project management, professional development.



     PhD student Jamal Nejem and ME student Tingling Liu were sponsored by NCGM to
     attend a modelling short course in Brisbane.

     Derek Yates attended a modelling course in Perth.

     Derek Yates attended the UrbanSalt 2007 Conference in Sydney.

     Noel Merrick attended an advanced modelling course in Brisbane (FEFLOW).

     Lorraine Dixon attended the following professional development courses:
              Project Planning Workshop – UTS

              Committee Servicing Workshop - UTS

              Organisational Support – Change Management Workshop - UTS

              Leading at UTS: Supervisor Program – Resource Management
              Indigenous Cultural Awareness Seminars - UTS




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                                                L.     Other Matters

         •   Environmental Scan

          Key internal and               How these were                 Implications for the
         external trends of           identified/sources and         Institute, Centre, Group’s
      relevance to the Centre             evidence used                mission, forward plan
                                                                         and key objectives

      Malcolm Turnbull and           Press release                   Timing of the
      Julie Bishop announced                                         disestablishment of NCGM
      (Nov. 2007) $30m for a                                         could not have been worse,
      new Groundwater Centre                                         as other universities have
      to be established                                              excluded UTS groundwater
                                                                     from the bid for this centre


         •   Risk Assessment 1

    Please indicate (√) your risk rating for each category below in the light of the review of
    progress and environmental scan outlined above. If an activity is considered to be a high
    risk, please provide advice as to how this risk is managed.

         Risk category                    Low                 Medium                  High
      Governance                                                                  √

      Financial*
                                                                                  √
      Strategic

      Compliance & legal                                                          √

      Resource &
      capability*                                                                 √

*The Centre’s financial position and resource/capability issues were the subject of submissions to Pro-Vice
Chancellor (Research) in September 2006 and December 2006. The recommendations in the September
submission were:

    1. “That Noel Merrick be confirmed in the position of Director NCGM;
    2. That the Academic vacancy in NCGM be filled;
    3. That the value of NCGM to UTS be recognised by a base allocation of funds from 2007.”

All requests were rejected. This initiated an action to disestablish the Centre at 31 December 2007.

Currently enrolled students were given the option of completing their current courses by the end of 2009, or
transferring to a slightly modified program in the Faculty of Engineering from 2008. No new students were to
be admitted through the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Engineering decided to continue admitting new
students from 2008 into the revised program. However, the course is no longer sustainable with the number of

1 See (Http://www.gsu.uts.edu.au/policies/riskmanagement.html, UTS Risk Management Policy) for further detail.




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staff being retained in the Faculty of Engineering. Only two staff are being retained to the end of 2009, and one
person retained only to mid 2008.

Although there is still a healthy intake of new students during 2008, the word is spreading throughout the
hydrogeological community that the UTS course is a high risk due to uncertain academic support and a
noticeable degradation in administrative support. At present UTS offers the only Distance Education program in
hydrogeology in Australia. As soon as another university offers an alternative program, the UTS course will be
in danger of collapse.

At present, there is no commitment by UTS to provide academic staffing for this program beyond December
2009 when all former NCGM staff will cease to be employed by UTS. This should be addressed as a matter of
urgency. However, part-time students still are being enrolled with a likely completion date beyond 2009. If
finishing staff are not to be replaced, then it is not ethical for UTS to continue admitting new students.



    Key areas of successful practice during the previous year which warrant promotion by the
    University.

                       Area                                        Justification
      National Groundwater Reform                     N. Merrick was one of the seven
                                                      concerned senior professionals across
                                                      Australia that combined to issue a
                                                      position paper on national groundwater
                                                      reform. This was sent to all government
                                                      water agencies, and has had wide
                                                      exposure in the media. This resulted in
                                                      most of the 37 media interviews.

      Appearance on ABC Catalyst                      UTS did not promote this. Nor did
      March 2007                                      IWERM.




    Priority areas for enhancement/action to be addressed in the following year in the light of
    the above analysis and the next stage of the Institute, Centre, Group’s three year plan.

                       Area                                       Justification
      No longer relevant




    Plan of action to ensure that key objectives for the coming year are successfully
    implemented and monitored.

        Objective     Plan of Action        Person(s)          Tracking               Timeframe
                                           Responsible       measures to be
                                                             used to gauge
                                                               progress
                      No longer relevant




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                                  M. Approvals & Overall Comments

Chair of Institute/Centre/Group Management Committee
      Name:                    …Michael Williams……………………….
      Organisation:            …DNR, Parramatta….
      Phone:                   …02-98957706………………….
      Email:                   …Michael.Williams@dnr.nsw.gov.au

      Comments                 ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….

      Signature                …NOT POSSIBLE due to disbandment of the Technical Advisory
                               Committee……………………………………………….
      Date                     ………………………………………………….

Supervisor of Director
      Name:                    ……Prof. Archie Johnston
      Position:                ……Dean, Engineering.
      Phone:                   ……02-95142599……………….
      Email:                   ……archie@eng.uts.edu.au

      Comments                 ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….

      Signature                ………………………………………………….
      Date                     ………………………………………………….

Director
      Name:                    ……Dr Noel Merrick…….
      Phone:                   ……02-95149881……………….
      Email:                   ……nmerrick@uts.edu.au

      Comments                 ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….
                               ………………………………………………….



      Signature                ………                ………………………………………….
      Date                     ……………………11 July 2008…………………………….




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ATTACHMENT 1

                                                              Publications and Research Documents, 2007

Refereed Journal Articles

U. Chuangcham, W. Wirojanagud, P. Charusin, W. A. Milne-Home and R. Lertsirivorakul. Assessment of Heavy Metals from Landfill Leachate
Contaminated to Soil: A Case Study of Kham Bon Landfill, Khon Kaen Province, NE Thailand. J. of Applied Sciences 8(8), 1383-1394, 2008

Allen, D. A. and Merrick, N. P., 2007, Robust 1D inversion of large towed geo-electric array datasets used for hydrogeological studies.
Exploration Geophysics Volume 38(1) 50-59.



Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Nil


Book Chapters
Allen, David. Geophysics for the Irrigation Industry. Irrigation Insights, Number 7, National Program for Sustainable Irrigation.
Published by Land & Water Australia. ISBN 1921253304.


Refereed Conference Proceedings Articles

N.I.M. Sahli and W. A. Milne-Home. Groundwater Quality in the Hasouna Wellfields, Great Man-Made River Project, Libya.
Proc. GRMENA-2 (yet to be published)

W.A.Milne-Home and N.I.M. Sahli. Application of 15N Isotopes to Management of Groundwater Quality, Jabal Hasouna Wellfields, Great Man-
Made River Project, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Proc. of International Symposium on Advances in Isotope Hydrology and its Role in Sustainable
Water Resources Management (IHS-2007), Vienna, IAEA, 21-25 May, Vol. 2, pp.487-494



Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings Articles
Nil



Poster Papers

Nil




Research Reports

Kelly, B., Merrick, N., Dent, B., Milne-Home, W., and Yates, D., 2007, Groundwater Knowledge and Gaps in the Condamine Alliance
Management Area. CRC Report 2.2.05 2006 UTS Condamine GW scoping, UTS Report NCGM 2006/09, March 2007, (50p.)

Kelly, B., Merrick, N., Dent, B., Milne-Home, W., and Yates, D., 2007, Groundwater Knowledge and Gaps in the Namoi Catchment
Management Area. CRC Report 2.2.05 March 2007 UTS Namoi GWS web, UTS Report NCGM 2007/1, March 2007, 70p.

Swaid, F. and Merrick, N. P., 2007, Monitoring Soil Moisture in Woodland Area using 2D Electrical Imaging and Neutron Scattering.
Research Report NCGM 2007/2, May 2007.

Kelly, B., Merrick, N., Whiting, D., and Silburn, M., 2007, Groundwater Knowledge and Gaps in the Queensland Murray Darling Committee Inc
Management Area - Border Rivers, Moonie and Lower Balonne catchments. CRC Report 2.2.05 July 2007 UTS QMDC, UTS Report NCGM
2007/2b, July 2007, (21p.)




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Dent, B., Merrick, N., Milne-Home, W., Kelly, B., and Yates, D., 2007, Groundwater Knowledge and Gaps in Lachlan Catchment Management
Area. CRC Report 2.2.05 October 2007 UTS Lachlan, UTS Report NCGM 2007/4, October 2007.

Dent, B., Merrick, N., Milne-Home, W., Kelly, B., and Yates, D., 2007, Groundwater Knowledge and Gaps in the Macquarie – Bogan
Catchments Central West Management Area. CRC Report 2.2.05 October 2007 UTS Macquarie-Bogan, UTS Report NCGM 2007/7, October
2007.

Milne-Home, W., Merrick, N., Kelly, B., Dent, B., and Yates, D., 2007, Groundwater Knowledge and Gaps in the Border Rivers – Gwydir
Catchment Management Area. CRC Report 2.2.05 November 2007 UTS Border Rivers–Gwydir, UTS Report NCGM 2007/5, November 2007.




Conference Presentations

W. Milne-Home. Groundwater Quality in the Hasouna Wellfields, Great Man-Made River Project, Libya. Second International Conference on
Geo-Resources in the Middle East, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 24-28 February. (GRMENA-2)

W. Milne-Home. Application of 15N Isotopes to Management of Groundwater Quality, Jabal Hasouna Wellfields, Great Man-Made River
Project, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. International Atomic Energy Agency Symposium, Advances in Isotope Hydrology and its Role in Sustainable
Water Resources Management, IHS-2007, Vienna, Austria, 21-25 May.

N. Merrick. “OPTIMAL PUMP-AND-TREAT DESIGN ACCORDING TO THREE ALTERNATIVE OPTIMISATION SCHEMES”. CleanUp 07
Conference, CRC CARE, Adelaide, 26 June 2007.




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ATTACHMENT 2

Consultancy Reports

Merrick, N.P., 2007, Port Botany Expansion – datalogging groundwater monitoring plan. NCGM Letter Report for Sydney Ports
Corporation, Project C02/44/001. 5 March 2007, 7p.

Merrick, N.P., 2007, Groundwater Modelling of Brine-Conditioned Flyash Co-Placement at Mount Piper Power Station. AccessUTS
Report for Delta Electricity, Project C05/044/006. 31 January 2007 (revised 3 April 2007), 46p.

Merrick, N.P., 2007, Review of the Hydrological Components of the Proposal for the Sweetwater Canal Development, South
Australia. AccessUTS Report for Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Project C07/044/002. 9 April 2007, 22p.

Merrick, N.P., 2007, A Review of Groundwater Issues Pertaining to Underground Mining in the Southern Coalfield. AccessUTS
Report for NSW Minerals Council, Project C07/044/004. (Draft, May 2007) Revision D Final Report July 2007.

Merrick, N.P., 2007, Groundwater Information Provided by Piezometric Monitoring in the Longwall 10 Goaf Hole at Metropolitan
Colliery. AccessUTS Report Helensburgh Coal Pty Ltd, Project C07/044/001. (July 2007).

Merrick, N.P., 2007, Hydrogeological Assessment in Support of Metropolitan Colliery Longwalls 18 to 19A Subsidence Management
Plan. AccessUTS Report for Helensburgh Coal Pty Ltd, Project C07/044/001. (October 2007).

Merrick, N.P., 2007, Hydrogeological Assessment in Support of Metropolitan Colliery Longwall 20 Subsidence Management Plan.
AccessUTS Report for Helensburgh Coal Pty Ltd, Project C07/044/001. (October 2007).



Media Events

N. Merrick - TV interviews/appearances:
             o Catalyst, ABC TV, 15 March 2007. “Groundwater” – Stormwater Recharge to Botany
               Aquifer; Reporter: Dr Maryanne Demasi; Producer: Susan Lambert; video clip available at
                 http://www.abc.net.au/cgi-bin/common/printfriendly.pl?/catalyst/stories/s1872399.htm
             o NBN Gosford 6 o’clock News 30 January 2007, 6:02 pm, 2 mins. – Mangrove Mountain
               Aquifer (Natasha Beyersdorf & Paul Lobb)
             o Interviewed for ABC 7:30 Report, 18 January 2007 – National groundwater reform
               (Christopher Zinn); not sure if aired
             o WIN News 11 January 2007 – Kangaloon Aquifer.


N. Merrick - Radio interviews:
             o ABC News, 5 November 2007, pre-recorded interview – National Groundwater Reform,
               Coca Cola Amatil, Coal Inquiries (Nonee Walsh) – broadcast unknown.
             o ABC Central Coast FM92.5, 4 May 2007, 10 mins live interview – Mangrove Mountain
               Aquifer (Scott Levi) – Mangrove Mountain Community Meeting and pilot research project
             o 2GO FM (Gosford) 06:00 News, 3 May 2007 – notice of groundwater management meeting,
               Mangrove Mountain and District Community Group. 1 min. (Ross Bryant)
             o 2GO FM (Gosford) 07:00 News, 3 May 2007 – notice of groundwater management meeting,
               Mangrove Mountain and District Community Group. 1 min. (Ross Bryant)
             o ABC Central Coast (Gosford) News Headlines 11:37 am, 2 May 2007, 30 secs – Mangrove
               Mountain Aquifer (Scott Levi) – Mangrove Mountain Community Meeting and pilot
               research project
             o ABC Central Coast FM92.5, 5 March 2007, 20 mins – Mangrove Mountain Aquifer (Scott
               Levi) – podcast http://www.abc.net.au/centralcoast/stories/s1863596.htm
             o ABC Radio National documentary, Radio Eye, interviewed by Tony MacGregor 10
               November 2006, aired on 4th August and 8th August 2007 – “Stories of Dirt and Water”,




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                Mangrove Mountain Aquifer; podcast
                http://www.abc.net.au/rn/radioeye/stories/2007/1986418.htm
            o   2SER pre-recorded 5 February 2007 – Kangaloon Aquifer
            o   ABC 666 Canberra, Early Mornings, 12 January 2007, 6:45 am, 6 mins – National
                groundwater reform (Sarina Locke)
            o   2ST pre-recorded 11 January 2007 – Kangaloon Aquifer and national groundwater reform
            o   ABC Illawarra Morning Show, 11 January 2007, 8:37 am, 8 mins – Kangaloon Aquifer (Jen
                Lacey)
            o   ABC Illawarra 8:30 News, 11 January 2007, 7:30 am, 1 min. – Kangaloon Aquifer (Nick
                McLaren)
            o   ABC Illawarra 7:30 News, 11 January 2007, 7:30 am, 1 min. – Kangaloon Aquifer (Nick
                McLaren)
            o   ABC Illawarra 6:30 News, 11 January 2007, 6:30 am, 1 min. – Kangaloon Aquifer (Nick
                McLaren)
            o   ABC 702 Sydney News, 11 January 2007, 7:45 am, 1 min – Kangaloon Aquifer
            o   ABC Radio National “Country Hour” 11 January 2007, 12:21 pm, 5 mins., NSW government
                response - National groundwater reform (Michael Condon)
                http://www.abc.net.au/rural/nsw/content/2006/s1825138.htm
            o   ABC Radio National “Country Hour” 10 January 2007, 12:38 pm, 20 mins, talkback -
                National groundwater reform (Michael Condon)
                www.abc.net.au/rural/nsw/content/2006/s1824509.htm

N. Merrick - Newspaper stories:
            o Time Magazine (interview 31 October) publication unknown – Groundwater Action Plan
              (Lisa Clausen)
            o Daily Telegraph (interview 31 May) 2 June 2007, page x – Mangrove Mountain Aquifer
              isotope ages and replenishment rates (Saffron Howden)
            o Central Coast Express 11 May 2007 – Mangrove Mountain Aquifer – “Expert calls for checks
              on water use” (John Simpson)
            o Sydney Morning Herald, interviewed 21 May 2007 (Linton Besser) – Central Coast
              groundwater; appeared 4 June, p6, “Fears of Drinking the Ground Dry”.
            o Precinct (UTS district newspaper), phone interview 14 May 2007 (Angela O’Connor) –
              Mangrove Mountain Aquifer and national groundwater management
            o Newcastle Herald 19 April 2007, page 6 – Mine raises water issue – KORES coal mine
              application and government inquiry panel (Ian Kirkwood)
            o Central Coast Express 2 March 2007, page 2 – Mangrove Mountain Aquifer – “Groundwater
              talk heats up” (Alison Branley)
            o Ballarat Courier 16 February 2007, page 7 – National groundwater reform – “Groundwater
              mess claim denied by DSE” (Emma McCracken)
            o Ballarat Courier 16 February 2007, page 7 – National groundwater reform – “Domestic bore
              use takes the pressure off” (Emma McCracken)
            o Daily Telegraph 1 February 2007, page 5 – Mangrove Mountain Aquifer (Saffron Howden)
            o Central Coast Express 24 January 2007, page 50 – Mangrove Mountain Aquifer – “Aquifers
              will reduce coast to wasteland” (Ron Adams, Letter to Editor)
            o Central Coast Express 24 January 2007, page 6 – Mangrove Mountain Aquifer –
              “Allocations wring mountain dry” (Alison Branley)
            o Central Coast Express 24 January 2007, page 6 – Mangrove Mountain Aquifer – “Activists
              right about costs” (Alison Branley)
            o Canberra Times 16 January 2007, front page – National groundwater reform - “Nation's
              aquifers in crisis: experts” (Rosslyn Beeby)
              http://www.canberra.yourguide.com.au/detail.asp?story_id=547855&class=News&General
            o Illawarra Mercury 11 January 2007 – Kangaloon Aquifer



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            o Sydney Morning Herald 11 January 2007, page 5 – National groundwater reform – “Poor
              control bleeding aquifers dry, say experts” (Wendy Frew)
              http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/01/10/1168105052412.html


Invited Talks 2007

N. Merrick:
          Guest Speaker, Sydney’s Water Crisis- Is the Solution under Our Feet? Association of Consulting
          Engineers Australia (ACEA) CPD Seminar Papers, 14 June 2007, Milsons Point. With John Ross and Paul
          Tammetta.

           KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Water & Health Specialty Conference III: Water Quality, Public Health & Water
           Treatment, Sydney, 23-24 May 2007. “Sydney’s Water – The Botany Aquifer Issues and Solutions”.
           Australian Water Association (AWA).

           Guest Speaker, Water Recycling. Land and Environment Court Annual Conference, Gerringong, 11 May
           2007. With A/Prof James Ball.

           Guest Speaker, Water Sustainability and Groundwater Issues. Pymble Probus Club, Killara, 8 May 2007.

           Guest Speaker, Groundwater issues and proposed research project. Mangrove Mountain Community
           Meeting, 3 May 2007. With Yvonne McKay, Coca Cola Amatil.

           PUBLIC ADDRESS, Urban Groundwater – An Emerging Issue. UTSPEAKS Free Public Lecture “Getting
           over the Yuck Factor – An expert dissection of what it may truly take to be a water-wise Australia”
           Sydney, 11 April 2007. Other speakers: Prof. Stuart White, Prof. Tally Palmer, Dr Glen Searle, Chris
           Davis (AWA). Facilitator Wendy Frew (SMH).



Profession/Trade Magazines etc.

Merrick, N.P., 2007, A River Worth Its Salt. Feature Article, Iah news, Volume 23, No. 3, December 2007, p3-6.




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ATTACHMENT 3

Income and Expenditure Summary




 YTD Income and Expense                                            ( 31 - 12 - 2007 YTD )                               ( 31 - 12 - 2007 YTD )                         31/12/2007




                                                                                                                                      Non                              LIFE TO
 ( 31 - 12 - 2007 YTD )
                                                      DEST        Fee       Research   Other       TOTAL     Academic    Support     Salary      TOTAL       NET        DATE
                                                                                                                                                                         NET
                 Orgunit 167010                       Funding    Income     Income     Income      INCOME    Salaries    Salaries    Items       EXPENSES   RESULT     RESULT
                                                       YTD        YTD        YTD        YTD         YTD        YTD         YTD        YTD         YTD        YTD             ()=
                                                      Actual     Actual     Actual     Actual      Actual     Actual      Actual     Actual      Actual     Actual     overspent
     0116030 Ground Water Ext Non Award Courses
 (closed)                                                    0          0          0           0        0          0            0          0           0           0
   0116039 NCGM - Short Courses - Groundwater
 Subject                                                     0   15,902            0           0    15,902         0            0      8,782       8,782     7,120
   0216034 Operating Account
                                                                                                                                                            (345,4
                                                      102,876    31,807      10,000     5,856      150,538   311,817      151,693    32,436      495,946       08)
   0216035 Groundwater Special Purposes A/C (close)         0         0           0    22,055       22,055         0            0     2,807        2,807    19,248
   0216036 Groundwater Training Account (close)             0         0           0         0            0         0            0         0            0         0
   0216112 D Yates General Funds    (close)
                                                             0          0          0           0        0          0            0          0           0           0
   0216113 Dr WA Milne-Home General Funds (close)            0          0          0           0        0          0            0          0           0           0
   0216114 Dr NP Merrick General Funds    (close)            0          0          0           0        0          0            0          0           0           0
   0216115 Dr Bryce Kelly General Funds   (close)            0          0          0           0        0          0            0      (186)        (186)      186
   3016064 Kulnura GWM S'ship - M Alkhatib (Close)
                                                             0          0          0        0            0         0            0         0            0          0         (0)
 3016150 CRC Care S'ship - Ke Ye                             0          0          0        0            0         0            0         0            0          0           0
 3016155 Fac of Eng Cotton CRC S'ship - Jamal Khale          0          0          0   16,000       16,000         0            0    19,589       19,589    (3,589)     (3,589)
   1016018 CRC Rice Production thru DLW       close          0          0          0        0            0         0            0       495          495      (495)           0
   1016027 Little River Hydrogrology
                                                                                                                                                             (12,04
                                                             0          0          0           0        0          0            0    12,049       12,049         9)        487
   1016029 Salinity Management ACIAR2                        0          0          0           0        0          0            0     9,533        9,533    (9,533)     13,395
   1016065 Kulnura Ground Water Model
                                                                                                                                                             (15,69
                                                             0          0          0           0        0          0            0    15,690       15,690         0)     11,892
   1016076 Monitor Conductivity Murray River                 0          0          0           0        0      6,000            0       262        6,262    (6,262)      7,591
   1016081 UTS 5 (4-006) Electrical Imaging of Furr
                                                             0          0          0   18,909       18,909         0            0    21,162       21,162    (2,252)       4,107


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   1016100 Fathi Swaid - External Research             0   0        0       0         0         0         0      1,091     1,091   (1,091)     7,855
    1016103 2005000966 - Kelly - A scoping study of
 (closed)
                                                       0   0        0       0         0         0         0         0         0         0          0
   1016104 2005000968 - Merrick - Groundwater Model
                                                                                                                                   (24,08
                                                       0   0        0       0         0         0     10,000    14,084    24,084       4)     15,834
    1016105 Merrick - Groundwater Modelling Project
 (closed)                                              0   0        0       0         0         0         0      1,516     1,516   (1,516)         0
   1016113 2006000372 - Merrick Groundwater
 Scoping                                               0   0        0       0         0         0         0      7,521     7,521   (7,521)     1,273
   1016118 Merrick - Natural Attenuation of Pe -2006
                                                       0   0    5,900    (594)     5,306     1,165        0       535      1,700    3,606      5,899
   1016119 Merrick - Wellfield Optimisation US 2006
                                                       0   0   (1,734)      0    (1,734)        0         0         0         0    (1,734)        (0)
   1016120 Kelly-Complex Resistivity Measure-200600                                                                                 (22,85
                                                       0   0   58,776    2,140    60,916        0     17,000    66,766    83,766        0)   (11,293)
   2016050 Fathi Swaid Research (closed)               0   0        0        0         0        0          0         0         0         0        (0)
   2016060 Capiphon Belt Project
                                                       0   0        0       0         0         0         0      5,461     5,461   (5,461)     3,596
   2016066 CRC Contamination Assessment and
 Remedia                                               0   0        0       0         0         0         0         0         0         0     12,500
   2016067 CRC - Cotton Catchment Communities
                                                       0   0        0       0         0         0         0         0         0         0     22,500

 TOTALS                                                                          287,892   318,982   178,693   219,593   717,268              92,046




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